Specification of properties and design allowables for copper alloys used in HHF components of ITER: Section 7. Metals other than steels, V and Be

G.M. Kalinin (Corresponding Author), S.A. Fabritziev, B.N. Singh, Seppo Tähtinen, S.J. Zinkle

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    Two types of copper alloys, precipitation hardened (PH) Cu (CuCrZr-IG) and dispersion strengthened (DS) Cu (CuAl25-IG), are proposed as heat sink materials for the high heat flux (HHF) components of ITER. However, copper alloys are not included in any national codes, and properties of both CuCrZr and CuAl25 are not yet fully characterised. The performed R&D gives a basis for the specification of physical and mechanical properties required for the design analysis in accordance with the ITER Structural Design Criteria for In-vessel Components (SDC-IC). For both CuCrZr-IG and CuAl25-IG alloys, the statistical evaluation of available experimental data has been used to calculate the temperature dependence of the average value and of the 95% confidence limit of tensile properties. The stress limits, Sm, Se, and Sd, have been estimated on the basis of available data. The procedure used for specification of the temporary design limits of Cu alloys is described in the paper.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)668-672
    JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
    Issue numberPart 1
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed



    • ITER
    • fusion energy
    • fusion reactors
    • irradiation
    • irradiation embrittlement
    • copper
    • copper alloys
    • high heat flux components

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